i£>abannai) Matt Umtasttp ibatoannaf), <§eorgta Wbt #ne Jlunbreb jf tftp-gnxtf) Commencement Hux et Veritas? i§mnoap, Map ikuentf) fttoo ^fjouganb &too ©'Clock $ . JR &tf)lettc-IXecreatton Complex g>atomnaf) ^>tate Umuergttp (®tbzv of JJrnttHHfan The Chief Marshal The Class Marshals Candidates for Masters Degree Candidates for the Baccalaureate Degree Faculty Emeriti The Faculty The Presidential Party Donated to SSU Archives by Sheri Saleem Scott upon her Retirement on July 1, 2011 The academic regalia, the academic processional, and the ceremonial program are part of an ancient tradition of learning. This tradition is a unified, solemn occasion at which only applause is appropriate. The audience is asked to refrain from any other form of expression and to reserve celebrations until the program is concluded. ®vber of lettuce Dr. Carlton E. Brown, President Presiding PRELUDE "Largo".... Handel Dr. Willie Tucker, Organist ♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION "War March of the Priests". . . Mendelssohn Dr. Willie Tucker, Organist INVOCATION ..Father Robert Chaney Pastor, St. Anthony of Padua and Most Pure Heart of Mary Posting of the Colors NROTC Unit Savannah State University/ Armstrong Atlantic State University INTRODUCTION OF DAIS GUESTS AND SPEAKER.... Dr. Carlton E. Brown COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Attorney Patricia Russell-McCloud President, Russell-McCloud Associates SELECTION "Total Praise".... Richard Smallwood Savannah State University Wesleyan Gospel Choir Korey Bowie, Director Presentation of Richard R. Wright Award Dr. Carlton E. Brown Conferring of the Degree, Honoris Causa Dr. Carlton E. Brown For the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters Mr. Westley Wallace Law The Candidate Will Be Presented by Dr. Joseph H. Silver, Sr., Vice President for Academic Affairs PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DEGREE .Dr. George N. Williams Dean, Graduate Studies and Sponsored Research PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK DEGREE Dr. George N. Williams CONFERRING OF MASTER'S DEGREES Dr. Carlton E. Brown Assisted by Dr. Joseph H. Silver, Sr., Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mr. Benjamin Allen, Registrar and Dr. Robert L. Stevenson, Professor of Fine Arts and Humanities INTRODUCTION OF UNDERGRADUATE DEANS ... Dr. Joseph H. Silver, Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE College of Business Administration Dr. Mostafa H. Sarhan College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Otis S. Johnson College of Sciences and Technology Dr. Charlesworth Martin CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Dr. Carlton E. Brown Assisted by the Academic Deans, Mr.Benjamin Allen, Registrar and Dr. Robert L. Stevenson, Professor of Fine Arts and Humanities PRESENTATION OF NAVAL RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Commander Garland Stephens COMMISSIONING OF OFFICERS Reading the Commissioning Document Dr. George N. Williams Dean, Graduate Studies and Sponsored Research and Faculty Representative to NROTC Administering the Oath of Office N.R.O.T.C Commander Garland Stephens ALUMNI INDUCTION Mr. John Brown, President Savannah State University National Alumni Association BENEDICTION Father Robert Chaney *Alma Mater - Savannah State College Hymn **RECESSIONAL "Pomp and Circumstance". . .Sir Edward Elgar Dr. Willie Tucker, Organist Immediately after the recessional the Presidential Party and Faculty will greet guests in the round facing the Asa Gordon Library, Kennedy Fine Arts Building and the Drew Griffith Biology Building. * The audience is requested to stand. The audience is requested to remain seated until the recession has exited. USHERS - N.R.O.T.C. Midshipmen ftfje Jfflajor mtrfjarb &. «gf)t 8toarb Br. Cltttorb C ^arbtoicfe, III Dr. Clifford E. Hardwick, III graduated from Beach-Cuyler High School in Savannah and attended Hampton Institute. He transferred to Savannah State University (then Savannah State College), where he received a bachelor of science degree in biology. He later earned a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hardwick has done advanced study at Howard University, South Carolina State University, North Carolina College, Atlanta University, Michigan State University's Mott Leadership Institute for Community Leaders, University of Georgia and Turner Theological Seminary Extension Division. Dr. Hardwick has dedicated his life to education, teaching at the elementary, secondary and college level. He served as the chairman of the Biology Department at Beach High School for nine years, where he was affectionately known as "Mr. Biology." After his tenure at Beach, he became the first African-American to be appointed supervisor of Secondary Education by the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education. At that time, he was the highest ranking African-American official in the school system. In 1968, Dr. Hardwick was named director of Community Education, a position he held for two years. He then went on to serve as assistant professor of Continuing Education for the University of Georgia, director of the Neighborhood Continuing Education Center in Savannah and assistant to the dean and director of administration of the Coastal Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Though he retired from the University System of Georgia in 1997, Dr. Hardwick took a brief hiatus in 1 999 to serve as interim vice president of Student Affairs at Savannah State University. During his eight-month tenure, Dr. Hardwick made a tremendous impact on the entire SSU student body and garnered praise throughout the university. Dr. Hardwick has been involved in numerous professional, civic, religious and fraternal organizations over the years. He joined the NAACP in the 1940s and later served as the president of the Savannah Branch. In 1998, he was the recipient of the organization's Leadership Award. Dr. Hardwick became the first African-American to serve as chairman of a major Red Cross Chapter in the U.S. when he was named chairman of the Board of Directors of the Savannah Chapter. He was also the first African-American elected as foreman of a grand jury in Savannah-Chatham County. He currently serves as vice president of the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Public Health and as executive vice president of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Committee. He is a director of the Savannah Branch of NAACP and Carver State Bank and is a member of the Advisory Board to the African-American Health Information Center. In 1990, Dr. Hardwick was elected to serve on the Savannah City Council as an alderman in the Fifth District and was re-elected to a second term in 1992. Upon his retirement from the political arena, Savannah Mayor Floyd Adams bestowed Dr. Hardwick with the title Alderman Emeritus. Dr. Hardwick has received numerous awards and citations for outstanding service in the areas of education and civic involvement, including an honorary doctor of law degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta and a proclamation on October 24, 1982, declaring it "Clifford Hardwick Day" in the City of Savannah. His name has appeared in publications including Outstanding Personalities of the World, Community Leaders of America, 1969-1970 and Who 's Who Among Black Americans. Dr. Hardwick was ordained as Itinerant Elder in the A.M.E Church and serves as associate minister of St. Philip A.M.E. Church, where he works with the Commission of Christian Education. He is married to the former Beautine Williams of Savannah, Miss Savannah State 1950-51 and a 1951 graduate. They have two children, Clifford Hardwick IV, a corporate attorney in Atlanta, and Kenneth Allen Hardwick, an investment broker in Atlanta, and several grandchildren. Honorary Boctor of humane Hetterg Jfflr. Mesftlep Mallace Hato Mr. Westley Wallace Law is a renowned historian, community activist, civil rights leader and preservationist. As the organizer of several cultural institutions in the City of Savannah, he has blazed a trail that will be appreciated by countless generations of Savannahians to come. Mr. Law's life has been characterized by a passionate devotion to economic, cultural and political access for all citizens. He is considered the foremost civil rights leader in the city and is credited with leading the successful and relatively peaceful integration of the city. Mr. Law was born in Savannah in 1923 to West and Geneva Law. He was educated in the city's public school system and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in biology from Georgia State College (now Savannah State University) in 1948. Mr. Law's affiliation with the NAACP made it impossible for him to secure a job with the local public school system. Instead, he accepted a position with the U.S. Post Office, where he worked until his retirement in the early 1990s. Mr. Law's involvement with the NAACP began during his high school days at A.E. Beach High School, where he joined and led the NAACP Youth Council. In 1950, he became president of the Savannah Branch of the NAACP, a position he held until 1976. During Mr. Law's tenure as president, the Savannah Branch became one of the most active in the country, championing desegregation in the public school system among other causes. In March of 1960, the organization led an 18-month boycott of segregated Broughton Street stores. Under Mr. Law's leadership, a bi-racial council was organized and the boycott ended with the desegregation of Savannah's stores and restaurants. Mr. Law became a life member of the NAACP in 1961, was named president emeritus of the Savannah Branch in 1976 and went on to serve for 30 years on the national board of directors. Preserving the history of Savannah and the African-American community has been one of Mr. Law's missions in life. He is credited with starting the Savannah Yamacraw Branch of the Association for the Study of Afro- American Life and History, organizing the Negro Heritage Trail Tour and saving the King-Tisdell Cottage, which was restored under his leadership and converted to a museum. The Cottage, under Mr. Law's leadership, led to the establishment of the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation, Inc. In 1989, he succeeded in expanding the foundation to include the Beach Institute. Because of Mr. Law's leadership, the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation secured the Ulysses Davis Wood Sculpture Collection, which is the permanent collection at the Beach Institute. The collection has been displayed at the High Museum, the State Capitol and the Smithsonian and featured on television. Mr. Law's desire to preserve local African-American history continued, and in 1996, he spearheaded a campaign to establish the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. The Museum, along with the Beach Institute and King-Tisdell Cottage, is revered as a significant part of cultural life in Savannah and has been cited nationally and abroad. Today, Mr. Law inspires new generations of Savannahians to follow in his footsteps: Local college students have teamed up with him to map and document graves at the historic Laurel Grove South cemetery. Mr. Law's achievements have been recognized on both the local and national level. He was the recipient of Savannah State University's (then Savannah State College) Major Richard R. Wright Award in 1973, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce's Oglethorpe Leadership Award in 1985, the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission's Humanitarian Award in 1989, the National Education Association's Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award in 1992, the State of Georgia's Governor's Award for the Humanities in 1992, the Historic Savannah Foundation's Davenport Trophy in 1996, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's National Preservation Award in 1998 and the Augusta State University Center for the Study of Georgia History's Distinguished Georgian Award in 1998. In 1997, Mr. Law received an honorary doctor of humanities degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Mr. Law's accomplishments have been featured by a number of media outlets, including local television stations and newspapers and Georgia Public Television. In addition, he is featured on the Coca Cola Foundation's Centennial Olympic Wall of Well Known Georgians located in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Law is the only person from South Georgia featured on the wall. From his involvement with the NAACP to his commitment to historic preservation, Westley Wallace Law has served as an inspiration to the students of Savannah State University and to the entire community. His efforts have ensured that generations to come will live in a world marked by equity and cultural diversity. Jfflagter Begreea Conferred COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES iflaster of public gtominigtratton Janella Bonita Booker Savannah State University TenishelahD. 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Barbee Georgia Southern University Renee Chicawn Mithcell Boston Georgia Southern University Elizabeth Bagley Braun Georgia Southern University Teri Lynn Cristal Augusta State University Stephanie Cruwys Roger Williams University Catherine Davis .Athens State College Virginia Clare Donihoo Roanoke College ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !In Absentia Cristobalina Lenee Freeman National University of Panama Thomas Raphael Hall Savannah State University Jeanease Leslie Florida Internationsl University Lee Nash Maxwell Georgia Southern University Able Alisa Moore Savannah State University Bernard Higgins Robinson Upper Iowa University Tonya Lashell Scott Savannah State University Evalee Paige Smith Armstrong Atlantic State University Tyajuana Suggs Williamson Savannah State University IBaccaiaureate Begmg Conferreb COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 3ccountmg **RobertDave Bynoe Georgetown, Guyana *Jahmaal Yohance Byrd Woodstock, Georgia **Tanisha Levetta Hardy Ft. Stewart, Georgia Katarah Artique Harris Savannah, Georgia ***Jennifer Elizabeth Jack Savannah, Georgia Janice Lang Perry Savannah, Georgia *Lorie Ann Gale Rogers Bloomingdale, Georgia Alex Daniel Scruggs Blommingdale, Georgia Sonya Michelle Stewart Savannah, Georgia Computer Snformation g>pgttm& ***Leena Faiq Awad Savannah, Georgia **CarIton Dwayne Boatright Savannah, Georgia Kacey Lamont Brown Savannah, Georgia *Sabrina DeAnn Bryant Savannah, Georgia Tracy Lucille Burroughs Savannah, Georgia **Robert Dave Bynoe Georgetown, Guyana ***Beverly Anne Cobb Savannah, Georgia *** Summa Cum Laudc ** Magna Cum Liude *Cum Laude !In Absentia Azikiwe Y. Conner Savannah, Georgia Edward Denson, Jr Savannah, Georgia Benitra Alana Eason Savannah, Georgia *Julie Kellene LaFrance Futch Savannah, Georgia Natasha Latrice Givens Savannah, Georgia Vanessa Haygood-Greeley Savannah, Georgia *Marcus Janell Grier Jackson, Georgia **Brad N. Jensen Savannah, Georgia Sonia Elizabeth Love Savannah, Georgia Jywana Kendra Smith Savannah, Georgia Kevin Gerrod Young Savannah, Georgia iWanagement *Anika Marie Hernandez Savannah, Georgia Shannon Terrell Howard Glennville, Georgia Beverly Ann Jackson Savannah, Georgia *Dreidre M. Johnson Savannah, Georgia Shela Elaine Jones-Mainer Savannah, Georgia Terrye G. Nash Decatur, Georgia *Brian Leigh Ruland Savannah, Georgia *Tara Nicole Wright Savannah, Georgia iWarbeting Barbara Jean Gregory Savannah, Georgia Shawn Olondo Holmes Midway, Georgia Lanita Ann Houston Gray, Georgia Katina Raquel Howell Cartersville, Georgia Kitsy Fidelia Johnson Rock Hill, South Carolina Tony Lynn Leggett Savannah, Georgia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !In Absentia Shasheen Anika McCarthy Brunswick, Georgia Tyrone Lanoris Morrow Thomasville, Georgia Elmore Patterson HI Savannah, Georgia Shaina Lynn Singleton Savannah, Georgia COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES €ngltef), language anfc literature Marcus Carl Conner Chicago, Illinois *Cherwonna Lyneah Ferguson Savannah, Georgia JWaga Communication* *Anglea Traci Adams Savannah, Georgia Ali K. Alston Ladson, South Carolina Roslyn Barron Hephzibah, Georgia Latisha Lynette Brown Jonesboro, Georgia Lakita Beatrice Gantz Detroit, Michigan Alzora Walker Graham Garden City, Georgia Renita LaKeithea Hamilton Snellville, Georgia Monica Michelle Heyward Beaufort, South Carolina Renee Reid Huff Savannah, Georgia *Darrin Lamont Moultrie Yemassee, South Carolina Patricia Rosina Robinson Savannah, Georgia ***Dwight Antonio Shuman Pembroke, Georgia Terry-ann Tresha Tallow Savannah, Georgia Andrea Celeste Williams Savannah, Georgia Deandrea Jones Williams Pooler, Georgia J^&torp James Marcus Anthony Byhalia, Mississippi Celline Antionette Dark Savannah, Georgia Tiffany Necole Jones College Park, Georgia *Thackery Leonard Saussy Savannah, Georgia April Latrelle Snider Savannah, Georgia Antisha Jeanette Walls Seattle, Washington ***Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude ! In Absentia * Criminal Justice Tameka Nicole Brown Marietta, Georgia DarleneCarr Bloomingdale, Georgia Norda Evans Chavis Garden City, Georgia IMatthew Arthur Devlin Brunswick, Georgia Sandra Middleton Early Savannah, Georgia **Patricia Ann Emerson Savannah, Georgia Jacquelin Gadson Savannah, Georgia Vernel Lee Gainey III Savannah, Georgia Staci Anita Greene Savannah, Georgia Stacy LaVarne Martin Savannah, Georgia Kimberly Michelle Owens Rome, Georgia Althea Black Postell Savannah, Georgia Kathy Sharon Sherman Savannah, Georgia Shawnte Monique Worriels , Savannah, Georgia political Science ♦Dorsheania Antranette Finley Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ** Thomas H. Hines Savannah, Georgia Ahmed Asim Holt Palmetto, Georgia Julie LaMonica Jackson Savannah, Georgia Keyona Patric Jenkins-Cook Savannah, Georgia Kim Lundy Jacksonville, Florida **Bianca Kenyonna Marshall Jacksonville, Florida Lamar Shawn Rhodes Darien, Georgia Sheila Shanta Richardson Moultrie, Georgia Terrion Deshandra Simpson Atlanta, Georgia S>oriologj> Lynnia Elisha Davis Atlanta, Georgia Dedra Lashawn Spencer Tennille, Georgia Larry Michael Wilson Vidalia, Georgia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !In Absentia Social Work Jerusha LaQuan Andrews Griffin, Georgia ♦Delia Griffin Brown Savannah, Georgia IKarleen Ivy Brown Savannah, Georgia Denitra Arliss Foster Sparta, Georgia ♦Barbara Jowo Hina Savannah, Georgia Melinda Smith Johnson Savannah, Georgia Larissa Christine Jones Augusta, Georgia ♦♦Margo Ann King Savannah, Georgia Lucius Orlando Mayes Atlanta, Georgia Bridgett Cassandra Best Miller Savannah, Georgia ♦♦♦Lula Mae Ogunpola Savannah, Georgia Keondra LeShawn Richardson Savannah, Georgia Daona Jerree Williams Jacksonville, Florida COLLEGE OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY J&ologp ♦♦Kendra Renee Allen North Charleston, South Carolina Timira Daphine Anderson Savannah, Georgia Dana Monique Baker Mableton, Georgia Aisha Jamila Douglas Atlanta, Georgia ♦Waynard Mark Hickox Savannah, Georgia Marco Viveca Hicks Jacksonville, Florida Cynethia Tvonna Holton Moultrie, Georgia ♦Jennifer Lynn Tolbert Columbus, Georgia Joyce Eulamae Warren Savannah, Georgia iWarme Iktence Kevin Lamont Barnes Washington, District of Columbia James Ryan Forrest Snellville, Georgia ♦James Edward Greig Nepean, Ontario, Canada Cinthia Lee Janus St. Simmons Island, Georgia ♦♦♦Brandy Yvette Smith Jackson, Georgia ♦♦♦Summa Cum Laude ♦♦Magna Cum Laude ♦Cum Laude !In Absentia environmental Science *Waynard Mark Hickox Savannah, Georgia Harry Blackshear James IV Augusta, Georgia Cfjemfetrp Jermaine Thomas Butler Augusta, Georgia *Leon Dyers, Jr Augusta, Georgia Taletha LaTrice Maddox Moultrie, Georgia *Kolin Constance Newsome Savannah, Georgia Jffllattjemattcg Tamara Vernee Gray Macon, Georgia Myia Angelia Harris Hephzibah, Georgia Marqus Jediene Johnson Atlanta, Georgia Deirdre Lewis Atlanta, Georgia Pamela Ann Butler Spence Savannah, Georgia Computer Science ^ecfmologp *Kendrell Lamont Albright Savannah, Georgia Danielle Faith Bryan Savannah, Georgia Frederick Xavier Hull Savannah, Georgia Daniel Y. Inyang Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Juan Johnson Tifton, Georgia Shannon Addison Philson Savannah, Georgia Elbennit Turner, Jr Savannah, Georgia Chemical engineering 2Cecf)nologj> Deirdre N. Arline Lithonia, Georgia LynAnn Kris Decollette Austin Lewis Newnan, Georgia Quent Bershodd Morrison Lake Park, Florida Derrick Genard Robinson Savannah, Georgia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !In Absentia Ctoil engineering flEecfmologp Liberto Chacon Savannah, Georgia *Lynette Nicole Goodman Orange Park, Florida Troy J. Redmond Savannah, Georgia Jason Samuel Rundles Atlanta, Georgia (Electronic* ((Engineering GTecfjnologp Denoavis Jamale Smartt Decatur, Georgia Jlecfjanical (Engineering 3Cecfjnologp **Jyoti Srivastava Tortola, British Virgin Island ***Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude Un Absentia Savannah State College Hymn J. Randolph Fisher and Hillary Hatchett Let us give thanks and praise to thee To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. Refrain Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, There SSC is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee We hail Thee, S.S.C! Note: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. itonor <£raimateg Leena Faiq Awad Beverly Anne Cobb Jennifer Elizabeth Jack Kendra Renee Allen Robert Dave Bynoe Carlton Dwayne Boatright Patricia Ann Emerson gmmma Cum Haute (3.75 - 4.00) Jfflagna Cum Haube (3.40 - 3.74) Anglea Traci Adams Kendrell Lamont Albright Roslyn Barron Delia Griffin Brown Sabrina DeAnn Bryant Jahmaal Yohance Byrd Leon Dyers, Jr. Cherwonna Lyneah Ferguson Dorsheania Antranette Finely Julie Kellene LaFrance Futch Lynette Nicole Goodman James Edward Greig Marcus Janell Grier Jyoti Srivastava Cum Haube (3.00 - 3.39) Lula Mae Ogunpola Dwight Antonio Shuman Brandy Yvette Smith Tanisha Levetta Hardy Brad N. Jensen Margo Ann King Bianca Kenyonna Marshall Anika Marie Hernandez Waynard Mark Hickox Barbara Jowo Hina Dreidre M. Johnson Darrin Lamont Moultrie Kolin Constance Newsome Lorie Ann Gale Rogers Brian Leigh Ruland Thackery Leonard Saussy Bruneisa Kayandra Taylor Jennifer Lynn Tolbert Antisha Jeanette Walls Tara Nicole Wright ***Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !In Absentia 2TJ)c Significance of tfie gcafaemic jftflace Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State University Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the University. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace and stand of Savannah State University were designed and made from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering Technology. The University motto is "Lux Et Veritas" (Light and Truth). gcabemic Costumes Modem academic dress, has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago, it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress, has the same design for all degrees: black and square- shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degrees, worn open or closed, has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut, and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is however, the most distinctive feature of the academic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and the shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Arts, Letters, Humanities White Oratory (Speech) Silver Gray Business Drab Philosophy Dark Blue Economics Copper Physical Education Sage Green Education Light Blue Public Administration Peacock Blue Law Purple Science Golden Yellow Library Science Lemon Social Work Citron Music Pink Theology Scarlet At Savannah State University, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.